Tuesday, May 31, 2011

fishing with Dave, 2001

My good buddy David and I had loaded the john boat in the bed of the pickup. I backed the truck out of the garage and immediately hit Dave's Chevy Lumina with the corner of the tailgate. Put a nice hole in the rear side window. I remember telling mom I hit Dave's car and that we were leaving for some fishing. We caught the fish featured in photo. Sometimes a few dings happen on the way to catching fish. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

warmwater fishin'

I'm home visiting family in NW Iowa. Spent some time this morning tossing streamers on the pond. Summers growing up were a routine of painting houses, playing baseball, chasing my girl, and fishing/swimming in the quarry. I don't make the visit home very often. It's fun to give the old pond a visit.

picked up crappie, bass, bluegill and perch

Monday, May 16, 2011

Iowa Trout Streams

Trip Report: May 13 & 14

Started my weekender on a small Iowa Put & Grow stream. This is a challenging little stream with anything 10"being a big fish. Large boulders serve as the deeper holding spots for the larger fish. Awesome scenery and no one there but me. I love those streams where you're surprised if you see another angler. Coulda fished this stream all day, but it was off to larger water to meet up with Nate.

This was a one night camp trip.  Thankful for no wind--tarp stayed up both days. 
Fished streamers, dries, nymphs, and the catching was excellent. Just what I needed.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Go North Son

I had a dream last night. I was on French Creek and the wild browns were dancing and everything in my world was good. I'm headed to NE Iowa on Friday -- and everything in my world will be good.